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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Probably: Genetic factors of ALS and frontotemporal dementia are not clear but I do not think that you should worry.
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Dr. Rebecca Ferrini
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Do what you can: We don't know the genetics of frontotemporal dementia and als. Prevent dementia as best you can--no smoking, exercise regularly and vigorously, mainta ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: anyone with onset of dementia in their 60's may have a form for which you have a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting. Your mother should be evaluated for th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
YES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative illness with progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfu ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes, not unusual: ALS can cause spasticity, spasms, muscular strains, etc due to the nature of the disease and often the pain does require aggressive analgesic interven ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular suppl ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I am not: aware of such association...LIVER FUNCTION ABNORMALITIES and Gastrointestinal irritation are the known side effects. Hope this helps! Dr Z'
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Progressive weakness: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, als, or lou gehrig's disease is characterized by progressive weakness, muscle wasting, involuntary twitching (usually o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes. Radon dementia: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1579210 natural distribution of environmental radon daughters in the different brain ... Alzheimer's disease and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of contributors: Hypertension, heart disease and diabetes are medical illnesses which contribute. Certainly lifestyle issues such as smoking and alchol can contribute ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia risk: That is what the data suggests. "The tamsulosin cohort had a higher incident risk of dementia compared with both the no medication group and the alte ... Read More

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